I extracted a couple of positives from Tuesday night.
Not only did Adama score by getting in at the back post – a space none of our wingers ever attack – but I thought he looked motivated for the first time in ages.
Diego Costa fluffed a big chance but his forward play, particularly in the first half was excellent. He held it up, bullied defenders and brought others into the game. Exactly what we need.
Boubacar also did what we needed before going off – covering ground and cutting off passes. It’s clear he’s nowhere near the technical level of the others but he gives us something we’re lacking.
And of course Bueno was excellent. Tested defensively but kept at it and produced meaningful end product and played with a high level of intensity.
Despite melting away in the second half, we can take these things into Sunday and believe that victory is possible.
The Foxes don’t have any problems as an attacking unit. They know how to create chances and have 17 goals already.
The 24 conceded is the problem but they come into this game following back-to-back cleansheets suggesting Brendan Rodgers might have found some solutions.
James Maddison missed their win over Leeds last night through suspension but he’ll be back on Sunday. With 5 goals to his name and some impressive performances in a struggling team he’s still asking the question of Gareth Southgate.
He’s not the only threat of course and Vardy, Barnes, Dewsbury Hall and Tielemens are all dangerous.
My feeling is they’re in a false position because they have that combination of good footballers and a clear idea about how they want to play. I know a lot of their supporters think the manager needs replacing but I think they should ride it out.
The search for a new head coach has been a disaster – not much else to say on that point. Steve Davis at least seems like a reasonably safe pair of hands on early evidence.
The team that started at Palace would be the way I’d go. Prior to Nelson getting caught under the ball they were going along nicely.
In the first half, I saw higher pressing and good energy in the midfield and I think that’s an essential ingredient in this switch to a back four.
Well done to Wokingham Welsh Wolf and MILDENHALL WOLF for getting the score correct in midweek and picking up a maximum.
PeteRobbo and Rich share the lead again at the top of the overall table at the end of Gameweek 11.
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